Archive: 'Sep 2016' :

Market Update – September 2016

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left the official cash rate on hold at its record low level of 1.5% when it met on September 6. The Q2 Capex survey released in early September was weaker than expected, -5.4% per quarter compared to the -4% per quarter anticipated. The decline was mostly related to mining […]

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Boost your Super in 3 Easy Steps

Want to see your super grow faster? Here’s how you can — by choosing what happens to compulsory contributions from your employer. Make the super payments from your employer go further by choosing an investment strategy that suits your stage of life and retirement goals. Boost your super by salary sacrificing part of your income […]

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Government Pulls Back on Proposed Changes to Super

The government has announced changes to three key 2016 Federal Budget proposals—the most significant being that it would not go forward with its proposal to introduce a $500,000 lifetime cap on non-concessional (after-tax) super contributions. In a nutshell the new proposals include: • From 1 July 2017, the existing annual cap of $180,000 on after-tax […]

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Investing for Retirement Pays off

More than half of Australians with investment properties or shares are proactively preparing for retirement, according to MLC’s Australia today report . In comparison, only 15% of people without investment properties or shares feel prepared for retirement. It’s clear investing is one way to significantly boost confidence in retirement. The “Retirement-ready” movement We’ve all read […]

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Estate Planning – Making sure your money goes where you want it

Estate planning is not just about making a will. It’s about deciding how you want to be looked after (both medically and financially) if you can’t make your own decisions later in life. It’s also about documenting how you want your assets to be distributed after you die. Estate plans can be a complex area. […]

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Make my Retirement Funds Last

Make my retirement funds last the distance Retirement should be a time when we reap the rewards of our working life, and being able to enjoy your preferred lifestyle calls for some planning. Australians are living longer and if you hang up your work boots at, say, age 65 and live to age 90, you […]

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